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Soft and contractile.

TissueMatrix

The softest commercially available 3D printing material lets you create models that feel and behave like native organ tissue when force is applied.

TissueMatrix is soft and flexible, but durable enough for suturing, cutting, inserting, and deploying devices. Combined with Agilus30, it creates a range - from highly extensible to stiffened - to simulate fatty tissue, fibrotic tissue, soft organs and tumors.


A study comparing the biomechanical properties of porcine tissue to 3D printed myocardium found that Digital Anatomy printed models mimic real tissue better than any other material.

Typical Applications

With this material you can create biomechanically accurate and highly functional structural heart and other soft organ models. Create soft healthy models to stiffened and diseased.

Pre-Surgical Planning

Better understand patient specific anatomy that may be difficult to visualize with patient imaging (2D scans) and 3D reconstructions of patient scans on a computer. 3D medical models may improve the diagnosis of illnesses, clarify treatment decisions and help better prepare for the procedure by practicing the surgical intervention on the model prior to entering the operating room.

Education & Training

Provide practical surgical training in a risk-free setting by practicing on the most accurate representation of the targeted pathology. Teach medical professionals how to do complex procedures. Show them how a new surgical tool or device works in the specific anatomy it was designed to treat, all while experiencing similar haptic feedback as you would be practicing on the real thing.

Medical Device Development

Drive innovation forward by testing and perfecting new devices and technologies on realistic human anatomy in a range of pathologies. Create consistency in testing to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market. 3D printed models provide high repeatability between samples, minimizing confounding variables and allowing for clinically-relevant benchtop testing.

Biomechanical testing demonstrates that TissueMatrix:

  • Provides similar compliance to real tissue
  • Has similar failure modes to real tissue
  • Creates highly repeatable results
  • Targets stiffness values

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Strong and flexible.

BoneMatrix

BoneMatrix creates complex material depositing patterns that mimic porous bone structures, fibrotic tissues, and ligaments.
It is a tough, flexible material with memory to maintain its shape. Musculoskeletal models match bone density characteristics and behave like native bone when force is applied such as discectomy, drilling, reaming or sawing.

Typical Applications

With this material you can now create biomechanically accurate and highly functional orthopedic models. Create healthy and diseased models with intricate internal structures, replicating cortical, cancellous and medullary canal regions.

Pre-Surgical Planning

Better understand patient specific anatomy that may be difficult to visualize with patient imaging (2D scans) and 3D reconstructions of patient scans on a computer. 3D medical models may improve the diagnosis of illnesses, clarify treatment decisions and help better prepare for the procedure by practicing the surgical intervention on the model prior to entering the operating room.

Education & Training

Provide practical surgical training in a risk-free setting by practicing on the most accurate representation of the targeted pathology. Teach medical professionals how to do complex procedures. Show them how a new surgical tool or device works in the specific anatomy it was designed to treat, all while experiencing similar haptic feedback as you would be practicing on the real thing.

Medical Device Development

Drive innovation forward by testing and perfecting new devices and technologies on realistic human anatomy in a range of pathologies. Create consistency in testing to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market. 3D printed models provide high repeatability between samples, minimizing confounding variables and allowing for clinically-relevant benchtop testing.

Biomechanical testing demonstrates that BoneMatrix:

  • Orthopedic screw pullout force has a similar haptic response as cadaver bone
  • Models accurately replicate cortex thickness of cadaver bone
  • Spine models accurately represent the range of motion of human and cadaver spines
  • Targets the range of lumbar disc stiffness to accurately mimic disease pathologies

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Gel-like.

GelMatrix

Unique GelMatrix material and GelSupport™ depositing patterns allow you to print small and large, complex vascular structures and easily remove internal support material.
The advanced material has a pudding-like consistency that allows for simple cleaning of blood vessel models. Water jets easily remove GelMatrix from blood vessels with inner diameters and wall thicknesses as small as 1.0 mm.

Typical Applications

With this material you can now create biomechanically accurate and highly functional vascular models. Experience the arterial elasticity caused by changes in blood pressure and disease and feel realistic vessel responses while inserting and deploying devices.

Pre-Surgical Planning

Better understand patient specific anatomy that may be difficult to visualize with patient imaging (2D scans) and 3D reconstructions of patient scans on a computer. 3D medical models may improve the diagnosis of illnesses, clarify treatment decisions and help better prepare for the procedure by practicing the surgical intervention on the model prior to entering the operating room.

Education & Training

Provide practical surgical training in a risk-free setting by practicing on the most accurate representation of the targeted pathology. Teach medical professionals how to do complex procedures. Show them how a new surgical tool or device works in the specific anatomy it was designed to treat, all while experiencing similar haptic feedback as you would be practicing on the real thing.

Medical Device Development

Drive innovation forward by testing and perfecting new devices and technologies on realistic human anatomy in a range of pathologies. Create consistency in testing to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market. 3D printed models provide high repeatability between samples, minimizing confounding variables and allowing for clinically-relevant benchtop testing.

Biomechanical testing demonstrates that GelMatrix:

  • Accurately simulates the biomechanical behavior of vessel tissue
  • Enables clinically relevant benchtop testing
  • Produces highly repeatable, consistent results

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case study:

Simulating reality with 3D printed medical models.

Learn how the Jacobs Institute has leveraged the power of Digital Anatomy materials and software to improve medical device testing and surgical training.

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case study:

Getting to the heart of the matter.

Faced with a complex case – a 4-year-old born with a congenital heart defect – the cardiology team at Children’s Hospital Colorado needed excellent surgical preparation. Read about how a patient-specific 3D printed model helped ensure a successful surgery.

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GrabCAD

GrabCAD Print Digital Anatomy software gives you the power to create the most lifelike anatomical models available in a few simple clicks, making it easy to go from design to print. Choose your target anatomy and let GrabCAD do the rest, or use advanced design tools to customize your model. The software supports the most common file formats, including 3MF.

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